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Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.965
Sponsors
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Deadlines
Mar 6, 2017
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:
Allison Hutchings
301.945.9819
blacklung@hrsa.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Potie Pettway
301.443.1014
ppettway@hrsa.gov

Purpose

The Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP) awards grants to state, public, or private entities to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease through the provision of quality medical, outreach, educational, and benefits counseling services for active, inactive, and disabled coal miners.

Minimum required services include:

  • Staffing of a board-certified pulmonologist or internal or family medicine physician with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases
  • Patient education and outreach
  • Lung function testing
  • Chest imaging
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Medical case management
  • Compensation counseling
  • Referral to a Department of Labor medical examiner
  • Patient-level data collection and reporting

Funding will also be made available for a Black Lung Center of Excellence that has the capacity to provide technical assistance to BLCP grantees and train medical personnel both within and outside of the black lung community.

Eligibility

Any state, public, or private entity that can meet the requirements is eligible. This includes faith-based and community-based organizations as well as federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Estimated total program funding: $6,606,469
Expected number of awards: 15
Project period: 3 years

A table showing funding allocations in each service area is available in the application instructions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Chronic respiratory conditions · Clinics · Mortality · Occupational health and safety



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